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  •  Since women have been on or near... (3+ / 0-)

    ...battlefields since the first time Org whacked Lym with a hand ax and have suffered the consequences when various conquerors pillaged and gang-raped their way across the countryside, they are quite familiar with how dehumanizing and brutal war is. even though the vast majority never served as soldiers-at-arms, women were quite familiar with the effects of carpet-bombing.

    As for Normandy, French historian Henri Amouroux (in La Grande histoire des Français sous l’Occupation) says that Allied bombing just before and after the invasion killed 20,000 in Calvados department, 10,000 in Seine-Maritime, 14,800 in the Manche, 4,200 in the Orne, around 3,000 in the Eure.  Nearly 50 000 civilians killed, many thousands of them women.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 09:35:03 PM PDT

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